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Airbus 350 completes maiden flight

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Friday, June 14, 2013

BBC: The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus has successfully completed its maiden test flight.

 

Supreme Court rules against human gene patents

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Washington Post: In a unanimous ruling with huge impact on pharmaceutical, medical and agricultural interests, the  Supreme Court said that human genes cannot be patented.

 

Queen's portrait defaced in Westminster Abbey

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

BBC: A portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey has been defaced with spray paint, an abbey spokesman has said.

 

Nestle launched bottled water for 'trendy high income' women

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Salon: The company launched “Resource” on Monday, a premium water made specifically for “a woman who is a little more on the trendy side and higher-income side,” according to Larry Cooper, group marketing manager for Resource.

 

Oldest man in recorded history dies

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bloomberg: Jiroemon Kimura, a 116-year-old Japanese man born in 1897, who was the oldest man in recorded history, has died of natural causes.

 

Hands-free texting while driving more dangerous

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

CBsnews: Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous.

 

Is your dog OCD?

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NationalGeogrpahic.com: Dogs and people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have similar brain abnormalities.

 

Russian legislation bans "gay propaganda"

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BBC: The Russian Duma passed a law against giving minors information about homosexuality punishable by heavy fines.

 

More stories to come from journalist who exposed spying

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CBSnews: The journalist who exposed classified U.S. surveillance programs leaked by an American defense contractor said Tuesday there will be more 'significant revelations.'

 

Marlboro maker jumping into e-cigarettes

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

AP: Tobacco company Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand.

 

Record carbon emissions in 2012

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Reuters: China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, more than offsetting falls in the United States and Europe.

 

Prison guards describe sexual harassment

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Salon.com: Female officers say inmates did unspeakable acts of sex harassment, and brass ignored it.

 

Man behind leaks seeks asylum

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Monday, June 10, 2013

CNN.com: Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the biggest leaks in the history of U.S. intelligence, is a former technical assistant for the CIA.

 
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